W. Alton Jones Campus
Puzzle Busters
Puzzle-Solving Multi-Sport Adventure

Ages 14-17

"A box without hinges, key, or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid."
J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit



If you like solving puzzles, then this expedition is for you!  Spend a week cracking codes and puzzles and overcoming challenges as you learn leadership skills and find your way along your quest.  Just be sure to bring your sense of adventure and love of reward!  Participants of Puzzle Busters will sleep in rustic screenhouse cabins with a nearby bathhouse at the Poor Farm Base Camp. 



Sunday afternoon is spent checking in, settling into your screen house cabin, getting to know your Puzzle Busters group members and leaders, and a swim check at the lake.  After eating a hot meal in the dining hall there will be an all-group orientation to the programs and some group time followed by a campfire. 



Your group will stay in two screen house cabins, one for boys and one for girls, with bunk beds and a nearby bathhouse with showers and flush toilets.  Most breakfasts and dinners will be eaten at the camp dining hall and some lunches will be packed out.  



In preparing for your week, you may want to spend some time thinking about why you chose Puzzle Busters and what you hope to learn from your experience. Everyone is expected to do their best, participate fully, encourage each other, and help out with chores.  If you have never done some of the activities, relax.  Experience is not a requirement, but a positive attitude and a willingness to have fun while learning is!



Of course we can't tell you everything that will happen during your week or it would spoil the puzzles and challenges, but here are some hints.  Maybe a clue will lead you to the Rhode Island coast.  Or maybe you will end up at the top of a tree to read your next clue while your group cheers you on.  Whatever the mystery and wherever the adventure leads, you will find yourself having a grand time!  So bring your sense of outdoor adventure, come with an open mind, and get ready for a week of climbing, kayaking, swimming, games, and much more.  

Oh, and in case you had trouble figuring it out, the answer to the riddle is an egg.